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Mounted homemade blade on my JD 455 and put chains on it for the very first time.


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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 01:36 PM

My first post and not sure if this is going to work. My JD 455 is 11 years old and has 175 hours on it . Never seen snow and this year I built a front snowblade for it and just put chains on it .

Edited by JDBrian, December 16, 2011 - 05:16 AM.
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Posted December 15, 2011 - 01:50 PM

Welcome to GTtalk Don , glad you joined . Why don't you post a picture of your blade and tractor , Al

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 02:01 PM

Welcome, Don. Glad you found us and joined up. Lots of tractor addicts here and our only fix is looking at pics. Of course, buying another one helps.

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 05:25 PM

Welcome to GTTAlk Don. That 455 will push a lot of snow. Some weight on the back might help as well. Chains are a necessity if you get any ice or have to plow any hills.

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 05:28 PM

I love looking at pictures of garden tractors by the hours on the internet. I am pretty good with the welder but not so good with the computer, ha,ha. I tried to have my wife help me attach a picture with the handmade blade but coul not get it to work. We tried two times . We will try again and if it doesn't work again you can see the blade and a video on my webpage . wwwdoncampbellmodels.com
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Posted December 15, 2011 - 05:34 PM

Don try this link. It's a tutorial on posting pictures.http://gardentractor...res-gttalk-209/

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 05:37 PM

Brian I'll give it a try. As far as rear weights I have a weight problem and my problem benifits not having to add weights, ha,ha.

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 05:38 PM

Don, welcome. I just left your site and all I can say is WOW:worshippy1:

Your site is amazing, as well as your fabricating skills. You will have to learn to post photos. You certainly are a metal artist.

Glad you are here.

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 05:50 PM

Don,
From the background in your plowing video I see that I have driven past your home several times without knowing it.

I have been an admirer of your work and have had your web page bookmarked for the past couple of years.

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 05:56 PM

picjdhomeadesnowblade.jpg

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 05:57 PM

This is all I could find & doesn't look like it has chains on it.

jdhomeadesnowblade | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Your work is simply amazing Don!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Edited to add) Oops, I see you got that pic up now!

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 06:03 PM

There my wife helped me , Yea !! This picture was from a few days ago I tried the blade for the very first time to play and the next day the chains arrived and I put them on. If we get 2 or 3 inches of snow tonight I'll post a picture tomorrow WITH chains , ha,ha.
Bill, that is funny you have actually drove by my house. We stopped one time in Mancelona looking at a Economy Tractor a couple years ago for $600.00 .

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 06:11 PM

Going to try another picture , Here is a picture of two mini articulating loaders I bought to cut up and use the axles , engine, hydraulics, etc. to build me a cool JD 4x4 articulating garden tractor with duel wheels front and rear. batterychargingday.jpg

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 06:24 PM

Here is a picture of my 11 year old JD 5400 4x4 Tractor . It has 975 hours and it's my baby . Always kept it inside and waxed up . It still shines like brand new. My wife talked me into buying the factory cab and I have thanked her ever since, ha,ha. The front quick tach blade with reversable wings is so handy. I built it 11 years ago . I also keep the two 455 garden tractors waxed up and keep the chrome hubcaps nice and polished too, ha,ha. I like taking care of my tractors too. We took this picture a couple weeks ago of me trying out the new skid shoes and new cutting edge I put on this fall. donplowingfirsttime.jpg

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 06:26 PM

Where do you get the time to do what you do????????????




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